Go the Fuck to Sleep is a Number One New York Times Best Seller by Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortes.
The book is approximately 20 pages long, half of them are pictures. Every page has a funny poem that pleads for the narrator’s young one to go to bed.
My favourites are:
“The eagles who soar through the sky are at rest. And the creatures who crawl, run, and creep. I know you’re not thirsty. That’s bullshit. Stop lying. Lie the fuck down, my darling, and sleep.”
“All the kids from daycare are in dreamland. The froggie has made his last leap. Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom. You know where you can go? The fuck to sleep.”
Yeah, P! I know you’re not thirsty, and so does this Mansbach fellow!
Any child’s caregiver can relate to this and giggle, and those who find curse words funny can giggle too. Giggles abound!
I especially enjoy that this book admits that no matter how much you may love your “darling,” they are all still frustrating, lying, mini menaces.
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